Cops hanging out in the doughnut shop say, ‘Way-oh, it’s National Donut Day!’
With the #NationalDonutDay hashtag trending on Twitter, cops shared pictures of themselves enjoying their stereotypical favorite baked good.
Even police in Australia joined in the digital doughnut do.
Some places tried to rain on the police’s parade.
.@PHLPublicHealth We're observing a moment of silence. This is a solemn day. A lot of brave donuts will lose their lives - deliciously.— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) June 3, 2016
But others used it as an opportunity for some cross-departmental carousal.
Cops have been associated with doughnuts since the 1950s, when the baked goods were pretty much the only food options for those walking the beat late at night, Michael Krondl wrote in his book ‘The Donut: History, Recipes and Lore’.
For UN Police meeting, announcement now in UNGA of logistics for 30 minute coffee break. Note: it is #NationalDonutDay— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) June 3, 2016
“Graveyard cops... could pack lunch, pray for an all-night diner on their beat, or fill up on doughnuts,” former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper once wrote, according to Krondl. “Doughnuts usually won out. They were, to most palates, tasty, and they were cheap and convenient.”
Of course, police officers aren’t the only ones who love the fried dough with a hole: 60 percent of American households eat doughnuts, USA Today reported.